Uncollected trash to be picked up
HAIKU - Maui County will pick up uncollected trash today from missed routes in Haiku and Paia, according to an announcement.
Affected residents include those living on Haiku, Kokomo and Lilikoi roads; Haawina, Kahiko, Kupono, Laenani, Pililoko and Waipuna streets; Kahua, North and South Laelua, Laulea and Puu Koa places; and surrounding areas.
Kihei resident Libby Fulton is seeking help in finding “Chewy,” her missing 60-pound tortoise, seen here in a photo taken a few weeks ago in Fulton’s yard with the family dog, Hunter, who died recently.
County officials said trash in the areas was not picked up because of mechanical problems.
Early-morning swim moved
KAHULUI - Kahului Pool's early-morning swim from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays will move to the Kokua Pool near the Kahului Community Center until further notice, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.
The Kahului Pool, located at 145 Kaulawahine St., near the Salvation Army, has been closed since late last week because of a broken chlorination pump. Parts have been ordered, but there was no estimate on when repairs would be completed.
Help sought in locating tortoise
KIHEI - A Kihei woman is asking neighbors to be on the lookout for her 60-pound, 9-year-old tortoise - named "Chewy" because a dog chewed on him, leaving his shell and beak deformed.
Libby Fulton said she last saw her pet about two days ago and did not get immediately alarmed because it normally gets inactive during cooler weather.
"I'm hoping he's in the neighborhood, in someone's flower bed or up against buildings," said Fulton, who spent part of Tuesday afternoon putting up fliers soliciting help to find her missing pet. "He'll dig a little hole and hang out."
"Chewy" is an African sulcata tortoise, a native of the Sahara desert. The second-largest land tortoise species can live beyond 100 years.
The family lives near the intersection of Kaonoulu and Alulike streets, in the area of the Maui Lu Resort.
Anyone with information should call Fulton at 385-2170 or the Maui Humane Society at 877-3680.